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3 Tips That’ll Make You a Smoothie Pro

By January 4, 2016Eat, Nutrition

Many of you might have heard of the juice and smoothie trend. Juicing has become a phenomenon around the world, and (whether you like it or not) is expanding with resilience into 2016.

New and established companies are all investing in juice. Major strides are being made in order to make juicing an easy, DIY process. For example, Juicero, founded by former Organic Avenue co-founder and CEO Doug Evans, is attempting to create the equivalent of a coffee Keurig for juice.

However, until that magic happens, young and busy students are often overwhelmed by creating their own smoothies. Not only is it pricey to buy fresh fruit and vegetables, but the preparation involved can be time-consuming and tedious for a busy student.

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I love smoothies at breakfast, after workouts, and even as a treat to curb my sweet tooth. Therefore, I found some ways to ease the process and make sure that my smoothie-making experience is as hassle-free as possible.

Here are some tips to easing your smoothie effort:

Buy frozen fruits and vegetables.

They’re great in my smoothies. Frozen organic strawberries, blueberries, mixed berries, or whatever else is on sale at any given time make the perfect base to any smoothie. Not only does frozen fruit make your drink a great frothy texture, but it also doesn’t go bad which saves you some serious cash.

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Freeze your fresh fruit. 

Don’t let those brown bananas go to waste. In addition to buying frozen fruit I also freeze any other fruit, specifically bananas, when I don’t have enough time to finish them before they go bad. After peeling the banana, I simply place it in a plastic bag and keep it in the freezer for later use. Simple as that. Having frozen fruit makes the smoothie nice, thick & creamy.

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Get an easy-to-use and convenient blender. 

Seriously worth the investment. When I make my smoothies, I use a miniature Bullet. It’s a small blender that makes the perfect amount for one person and comes with to-go cups that are great when you’re on the run (which let’s face it – is most of the time). I simply blend whatever frozen items I have on hand with a bit of flaxseed, almond milk or water, and organic protein powder. I take off the to-go cup, and walk out the door.

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As an added perk, when you’re craving ice cream or something sweet, you can use those same frozen ingredients to make sorbet. With just a little bit of almond milk or water, a bunch of frozen fruit (bananas are great for this because they are super sweet), and a few ice cubes, you can create your own tasty treat 😉

For some more smoothie recipes, check out Fit U’s ideas on some great things to add to your blender

Author Rebecca Molinsky

Rebecca Molinsky is a junior majoring in Anthropology and Human Biology at Emory University. She loves to hike, travel and do yoga. She has been a vegetarian for years and loves to create easy, healthy and yummy recipes!

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